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Stamps Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Grant

The Stamps Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Grant is intended to provide funding to actively-enrolled students pursuing a degree program at Stamps and in good academic standing; Stamps staff; and Stamps faculty/instructors to support student's professional and personal development related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. It also provides funding to the School’s programmatic efforts and activities aimed at developing an environment that strengthens the School’s commitment to DEI and adopts tangible, sustainable practices that are guided by our organizational mission and values.

Situations eligible for funding include, but are not limited to:

  • Student DEI professional development and career exploration.

  • Supporting registration fees for DEI opportunities and defraying costs associated with travel/lodging.

  • DEI programming supports students' learning, growth, and development.

  • Subsidizing costs to bring speakers, artists, designers, and creatives whose practice centers on DEI tenets.

Eligibility

  • Students must be currently enrolled full-time and pursuing a degree program at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design and maintain good academic standing.

  • Stamps staff and faculty/instructors working on student-centered projects, learning, and programming.

  • DEI grant amounts for students will depend on the activity they are attending. A travel advance would be provided and expenses will be processed as reimbursements following the activity.

  • Programmatic and/or curriculum funding must support activities that enhance the quality of student learning and specifically target DEI-related content and pedagogy.

Application Process

Students can apply online and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The online application can be found here. Before applying for DEI grants, students are encouraged to speak to Mark Chung Kwan Fan (markckf@umich.edu). He may be able to help identify alternative and/or additional sources of financial assistance and/or provide useful advice. Online applications include the following:

  • A brief statement describing the professional and/or personal development opportunity and the total dollar amount of DEI funds being requested.

  • Budget detailing the amount of DEI grants requested and an itemized list of how the funds will be used.

Additional Information

These funds are made possible by generous donor support. In recognition of donor generosity, students, staff, and faculty/instructors will be asked to complete a questionnaire and message of gratitude to the donor(s). For any questions regarding this portion, please contact Bruni Bezati (brbezati@umich.edu).